The Consumer Council aims to make the consumer voice heard and to make it count. Our response to the Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) on the Government’s proposals for reform of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland is of particular relevance
<p>The Consumer Council is telling consumers how to beat the fare increases announced by Translink today.</p>
Most small businesses are very dependent upon their gas or electricity supplies. However, it is often when things go wrong that small business customers discover a number of contractual obligations they had no idea existed.
<p>The Consumer Council welcomed today’s announcement that the Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) price increase is to be kept in line with the rate of inflation – an increase of 3.2 per cent for most domestic consumers.</p>
<p>The Consumer Council today welcomed the news that licences have been granted to Bord Gais Eireann (BGE (NI)) to extend the natural gas network here.</p>
<p>The Consumer Council has welcomed the news that the Bleach Green to Whitehead rail line is to be upgraded but has warned rail passengers to expect a reduced service on the line until late in the year.</p>